Caixin OnlineEnvironment Sweeping Pollution Under the Rug
04.09.2012 11:06

Sweeping Pollution Under the Rug

Gleaming cities are emblematic of China's rise, but one expert says rural areas pay the environmental price
By staff reporter Zhang Fan

Villages, not cities, are at the heart of China's pollution woes.

The ecological challenges facing rural areas are a central topic in a recent report published by Professor Li Dun of Tsinghua University's Research Center for Contemporary China.

Li has taken an unconventional approach to his research. He aims to further awareness of the underlying causes and characteristics of China's development that are at the root of the ongoing environmental deterioration.

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